Key Figures

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Key performance indicators, Audi Group


Deliveries to customers of the Audi brand





billion euros

Operating result


billion euros

Operating return on sales


Net cash flow


billion euros

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07/31/2020 | Half-Year Financial Report 2020

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Multi-year comparison of the key performance indicators of the Audi Group

  2017 2018 2019
Deliveries to customers of the Audi brand [¹] (cars) 1,878,105  1,812,485  1,845,573
Revenue (EUR million)  59,789 59,248  55,680
Operating profit  (EUR million)





Operating return on sales (percent)





Return on investment (ROI) (percent)





Net cash flow [³] (EUR million) 4,312 2,141  3,160
Research and development ratio  (percent) 6.4  7.1  7.9
Ratio of capex [⁴] (percent) 6.5 5.9 4.9

[¹] Including delivered vehicles built locally by the associated company FAW-Volkswagen Automotive Company, Ltd., Changchun (China) 

[²] Taking into account special items, in particular in connection with the diesel issue

[³] The figure has been adjusted to reflect the amended counting method. 

[⁴] Investments in property, plant and equipment, investment property and other intangible assets according to cash flow statement in relation to revenue 

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The non-financial indicator of deliveries to customers reflects the number of new vehicles of the Audi brand handed over to customers.

The non-financial indicator of deliveries to customers reflects the number of new vehicles of the Audi brand handed over to customers.


  Deliveries of the Audi brand [¹] Compared with the prior-year level Deliveries of the Audi brand, accumulated YTD [¹] Accumulated compared with the prior-year level
January 2020 147,300 +1.8% - -
February 2020 92,900 -22.5% 240,200 -9.2%
March 2020 112,800 -38.3% 353,000
April 2020 82,400 -41.3% 435,400 -25.9%
May 2020 118,600 -21.9% 553,900 -25.1%
June 2020 153,300 -8.1% 707,200 -22.0%
July 2020 161,300 +3.8% 868,500 -18.2%
August 2020 146,500 -2.4% 1,015,000 -16.2%
September 2020 172,200 +18,4% 1,187,200 -12,5%

[¹] rounded-off figures

Anticipated development in the key performance indicators of the Audi Group (2020 fiscal year)

Based on the development of the car markets, we are currently forecasting the following key performance indicators for Audi for the 2020 fiscal year:

Key performance indicators Forecast 2020
Deliveries to customers Adjustment of the forecast: In view of the effects of the coronavirus pandemic, we currently expect that deliveries of Audi brand cars to customers will be significantly lower than last year.
Revenue Adjustment of the forecast: In view of the effects of the coronavirus pandemic, we currently expect that the revenue of the Audi Group will be significantly lower than last year.
Operating result Adjustment of the forecast: At present, we currently also expect the Audi Group's operating result to be substantially lower than the prior-year level, but still clearly positive. In addition to the negative market trend, we assume negative currency and raw material valuation effects for Audi in 2020 as a whole, mainly because of the coronavirus pandemic. However, we expect passenger car markets in general to recover further in the second half of the year with a positive impact on our operating result.
Return on investment (ROI) For the 2020 fiscal year, we forecast that the Audi Group’s return on investment (ROI) will decline year-on-year and that it will also be below our defined minimum required rate of return on invested capital of 9 percent. The reduction is principally attributable to the forecast drop in operating profit.
Net cash flow At present, we expect net cash flow for the 2020 fiscal year to be below the prior-year level, mainly due to the coronavirus pandemic. The cash inflows from the sale of our subsidiaries Audi Electronics Venture GmbH, Gaimersheim, and Autonomous Intelligent Driving GmbH, Munich, will have a positive impact.
Research and development ratio Although revenue will be considerably lower than in the prior year, we currently assume that in the 2020 fiscal year the research and development ratio will be below the prior-year level. This is mainly due to lower development costs resulting from pooling software development within the Volkswagen Group in the Car.Software organization.
Ratio of capex Adjustment of the forecast: In connection with the coronavirus pandemic, we are reviewing product-unrelated investments, in particular. Although revenue development is currently expected to be negative, we forecast that the ratio of capex will be below the prior-year level.

Key performance indicators of the Audi Group in a nutshell

The basis for the management of the Audi Group is a value-oriented corporate management approach in combination with the following key performance indicators, which are important drivers of our corporate development and support the goals of our strategy.

Deliveries to customers of the Audi brand
Auslieferungen an Kunden

The non-financial indicator of deliveries to customers reflects the number of new vehicles of the Audi brand handed over to customers. This performance indicator reflects demand from customers for our products and reveals our competitive and image position in the various markets worldwide. Strong demand for our products has a major impact on production, and consequently also on the capacity utilization of our sites and the deployment of our workforce. In addition, a continuing high level of vehicle deliveries reflects high customer satisfaction. 


The financial key performance indicators include Audi Group revenue, which is a financial reflection of our market success. 

Operating result/operating return on sales
Operative Umsatzrendite

Another key performance indicator is the operating result of the Audi Group. This key figure represents the economic performance of our core business as well as the economic performance of our fundamental operational activity, and is defined as follows:



– Cost of goods sold

– Distribution costs

– Administrative expenses

+ Other operating income

– Other operating expenses

= Operating result


Our financial key performance indicators also include the operating return on sales of the Audi Group:

Operating return on sales = Operating result  / Revenue 

Return on investment (ROI)
Return on Investment

A further key performance indicator is return on investment (ROI). This reflects how effective our business activities are, by considering the return achieved on the capital employed over a given period. Return on investment already takes account of CO₂ compliance measures and can therefore also be understood as return on investment after CO₂.

Return on investment (ROI) = Operating profit after tax / Average invested assets 

Net cash flow

Net cash flow, which serves as a benchmark of the Audi Group’s level of self-financing, is calculated as follows:


Cash flow from operating activities

– Investing activities attributable to operating activities

= Net cash flow

Research and development ratio
Forschungs- und Entwicklungskostenquote

The research and development ratio expresses Audi’s innovative strength and also ensures that it maintains competitive cost structures.


Research and development ratio = Research and development activities / Revenue

Ratio of capex

The ratio of capex is another indicator of the Audi Group’s competitiveness.


Ratio of capex = Capex according to the cash flow statement / Revenue


Capex includes investments in property, plant and equipment, investment property and other intangible assets according to the cash flow statement. Here, capital investment in essence comprises financial resources for modernizing and expanding our range of products and services, for optimizing our capacities and for improving the Audi Group’s production processes. Investment decisions are requested by the specialist areas, then scrutinized and prioritized by Investment Controlling and the “Investment Group” corporate committee. Major decisions affecting investment policy are also approved by the Company’s Supervisory Board. 

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